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Current news: St. Lawrence River

Catch up with the current news on the Saint Lawrence River. What are the threats, and how are people taking action to overcome them? Check out the articles to learn about programs to prevent aquatic invasive species and restore habitats for at-risk species along the St. Lawrence, and how the Assembly of First Nations in Quebec and Labrador is advocating for the St. Lawrence River to receive a "personhood" designation at the United Nations. Next, explore how perspective in news media can influence how we understand a story.

Newsreel 10 min newsreel
1 h 30 min activity
1 h 30 min activity

Perspective detectives: Students learn about the role perspective and bias play in reporting. Then they analyse an article from the Current news: St. Lawrence newsreel, and reflect on what they can do to protect the river.

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Thanks to


  • GenAction
  • Mohawk Council of Akwesasne
  • River Institute


Executive Producer

Jac Gautreau


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